American Muscle Cars

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760350132
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Holmstrom tells these complete story of the classic muscle-car era, from the introduction of Pontiac's GTO in 1964. From the performance cars that preceded the muscle cars to the last Super Duty 455 Firebird rolled off Pontiac's assembly line in 1974, they're all here. And the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger muscle cars are being manufactured today are part of the rebirth of the American muscle supercar history.

Wide Open Muscle

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760350019
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Climb inside these stunning muscle car drop-tops, straight from the classic era of American high-performance cars! Today's rarest, priciest, and most highly sought-after muscle cars are also the least practical. These are the striking convertibles of the 1960s and 1970s that were optioned out for drag racing. Wide-Open Muscle showcases these rare cars and proves that sometimes it pays to throw practicality out the window in order to make something purely cool and fun to drive. At the peak of drag racing popularity, it was common knowledge that racers needed the lightest, most rigid-framed cars available. Convertibles represent the exact opposite of that description, so it's amazing that these drop tops ever emerged amid the circle of full-throttle dragsters. While typical convertible drivers cruised around listening to the latest Lovin' Spoonful release in the eight-track tape deck, these muscle-car convertibles were equipped for rock 'n' roll speed. These topless muscle cars are so rare because few people had the dedication (or money) to buy a vehicle this impractical. They're valuable because they represent the absolute extreme of the entire muscle-car genre. All the cars in Wide-Open Muscle are shot in similar fashion, studio-style with a black background using a process known as light painting. It is the ultimate portrayal of the ultimate muscle cars.

Hemi

Author: Robert Genat
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760327470
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Take a high-octane tour through the design, development and muscle cars behind the greatest V-8 in Detroit history. Fire-breathing Mopars come roaring to life--from the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga through the muscle cars of the 1960s and ‘70s right up to the newest Hemis in Dodge's line of cars and pickups. Packed with facts and fascinating details, the book features cutaways of the most collectible Hemi-powered cars in history, as well as a look at Hemi clones and racecars. From the Hemi’s high-powered past to its scorching present, from its greatest racetrack feats to high-performance street achievements, this full-color, full-throttle history truly conveys the power of the ultimate American V-8.

Amc Muscle Cars Muscle Car Color History

Author: Larry G. Mitchell
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ISBN: 9781610608015
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Anybody who wanted to go toe to toe with the Big Three in the 1960s had to produce credible muscle cars. American Motors Corporation did exactly that with the SC Rambler and the incredibly fast AMX. Some argue, however, that AMC's insistence on pouring its relatively limited resources into the "muscle wars" ultimately led to its demise. Illustrated throughout with modern photography of restored and factory-original cars, archival images, AMC concept drawings, period advertisements, and cutaway illustrations, this color history primarily focuses on the conception, development, production, and performance of the AMX, as well as the Javelin upon which it was based. Special models like the Mark Donohue Signature Edition Javelin, along with the less-than-well-received Marlin, Rebel, SST, Hornet 360, Gremlin X, and others are also included.

Standard Guide To American Muscle Cars

Author: John Gunnell
Editor: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873492621
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Offers profiles of the most popular muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s through the mid-1990s.

Diecastx Magazine

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DieCast X covers the entire spectrum of automotive diecast from customizing to collecting. it takes an insider's look at the history behind popular diecast cars and trucks, as well as how each model has helped shape the automotive industry and motor sports

Ford Mustang

Author: Donald Farr
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760352143
Size: 13,68 MB
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Come along on Mustang's wild ride to automotive success. In the early 1960s, Lee Iacocca - then director of the Ford division at Ford Motor Company - convinced Henry Ford II to produce a sporty four-seat car aimed at the emerging youth market. That car, essentially a reconfigured and re-skinned Falcon economy car, became the Ford Mustang, and it changed the automotive world like no other car before or since. In Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car, acclaimed Mustang writer Donald Farr celebrates this unbroken lineage of muscle. He chronicles the car's phenomenal first-year sales, the new pony car category it pioneered, and subsequent models that include the Mustang GT, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500, Super Cobra Jet, Boss 302, and Boss 429 - all part of a line of American performance cars that continues to this day. Created in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and featuring some 400 photos from its historic and media archives, Ford Mustang is a must on the bookshelf of any muscle car or Ford aficionado.